View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Emirates Airline Dumps Inflight Mag to Lighten Load

According to Emirates president Tim Clark, the decision to ban onboard paper will lighten the plane by a tonne.

"It's two kilograms per seat and 500 seats, a worthwhile saving," he says. "We are doing it because of fuel prices and the environment. The printed matter will be replaced by content shown on the aircraft's seatback TVs."

Check out the reactions from passengers and the response from other competitors in:
Paperchase Grounds Magazine, Melbourne Age, 23 August 2008.